The Senator representing ( PDP, Bauchi) Isah Misau , debunked claims by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari .
Misau made the rebuttal in a statement in Abuja on Thursday . He urged Nigerians to disregard what he described as empty talk by the APC chieftain .
The senator spoke in response to a claim by Tinubu at Wednesday’ s APC rally in Uyo that there was a plot by some senators to impeach Buhari .
Tinubu had described what was going on in the nation as “ a war between progressives and the conservatives .”
He noted that the comment made by the politician was “ mere partisan rhetoric aimed at catching the attention of the crowd” at the rally planned for the declaration of Senator Godswill Akpabio for the party.
Misau said , “I am surprised that a politician of Tinubu ’s calibre will be playing politics with a serious issue like the impeachment of the President of the country just because he wanted to catch the attention of a crowd.
Politicians at his level should not be engaging in unnecessary saber -rattling and empty speculation .
“ We , members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate , have no plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari . There is no need for that process and we are not contemplating it .
“ Our focus right now is to defend democracy and its institutions, fight for the enthronement of the rule of law , independence of the legislature and the judiciary and ensure good governance. ”
He added, “If Tinubu has any concrete , reliable and verifiable evidence to the contrary , he should come forward and prove it . A man like him should not be getting carried away by the crowd and making claims that have no basis .
“ We therefore urge all Nigerians and members of the international community to ignore that claim .
There is no basis for anybody to make such claim . It is a mere fabrication and a stunt pulled to please the partisan crowd to which it was uttered . ”